The San Diego Ice Arena (SDIA) is excited to announce that on Friday, June 30, 2017, the Stanley Cup along with Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman and former SDIA player Chad Ruhwedel will be visiting the rink between 8 am and 10 am.
Ruhwedel played 34 regular season games and 6 playoff games helping the Penguins secure their second Stanley Cup in as many years, bringing the franchise total to five cups.
Ruhwedel played at SDIA from 1995 to 2002 under the guidance of Danny How and Jay Park before climbing the ranks of Junior hockey, eventually landing a scholarship at UMass Lowell. He signed his first NHL contract with the Buffalo Sabres in 2013. In July of 2016, he signed a one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
This marks the first Stanley Cup for an SDIA alumni, and the organization is excited to welcome Ruhwedel back home to share in his monumental achievement.
Fans are encouraged to come, meet Chad and get their photo taken with the most sought after prize in all of professional sports Lord Stanley`s cup. Media is encouraged to attend as well.
SDIA is located at 11048 Ice Skate Place, San Diego, CA 92126. Interested media outlets should contact Craig Sterling at
858-602-6401 or via email at email@example.com
About San Diego Ice Arena
The San Diego Ice Arena is owned by the Linssen family. Phillip Linssen is the CEO of SDIA Inc. Mark Linssen is the COO of SDIA Inc. Since 2000, the brothers have created a vibrant community around SDIA.
Engaged customers and inclusive programs have developed a private business that feels more like a community. Projects like a water reclamation system and solar panels have kept the facility ecologically responsible, while programs like the Special Skaters and our community fundraisers have kept SDIA socially responsible.
The SDIA Hockey Program offers young skaters a chance to try Hockey free of charge for 6-weeks which allows families to try the sport before making any financial investment. All SDIA coaches are USA Hockey registered and certified